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Philadelphia is launching an app this week which will allow residents to track sanitation truck routes and pick-up status in “almost real time.” “PickupPHL is a new web map that … more
Daily case counts of Covid-19 remained stable for another week in Philadelphia, and city leaders balance optimism and caution while reminding residents that the pandemic is not over. "Our daily … more
Mt. Airy resident Craig Stone, now 24, was just 14 years old when he was sent to Glen Mills Schools (GMS), a juvenile detention center in Delaware County, for nine months. GMS, which was originally … more
To mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, about 30 members of Folkshul held a socially distanced Tashlich ceremony on Friday afternoon at Pastorius Park. The first-time event for the secular … more
The city made a significant update to its emergency rental assistance program this week and announced road closures ahead of the Eagles home opener on Sunday, as part of its response to the COVID-19 … more
Two weeks ago, restaurants that have been hanging on throughout the pandemic here in Chestnut Hill finally opened their doors for indoor dining at a 25 percent seating capacity. This week, many … more
Mt. Airy neighbors fired up their speakers this past Saturday for a “Party with a Purpose” in the form of a socially distanced block party in the 100 block of West Sedgwick and 7000 block … more
At its September Workshop and Business meetings, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners explored constructive ways to improve community police relations and transparency with the community, … more
When Daralyse Lyons, 37, isn’t doing splits or jumping out of airplanes, this former yoga teacher, adrenaline junkie and Mt. Airy resident can be found scribbling her latest novel the … more
 The city announced an increased capacity for outdoor gatherings and outlined its economic recovery plan as this week marked six months since the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Philadelphia.       The city announced an increased capacity for outdoor gatherings and outlined its economic recovery plan as this week marked six months since the first … more
Looking for something different to do on a Saturday morning? How about getting a free Antiques Roadshow-style appraisal of that 18th century antique chest you got from Aunt Jane's estate or the set … more
When the Local published an article about several pocket parks located on the east side of lower Chestnut Hill recently, Chestnut Hill resident Joe Pizzano felt slighted.  He had been helping to … more
by Len Lear Mt. Airy singer/songwriter Chana Rothman organized a demonstration on Tuesday, Aug. 25, noon, in front of the Mt. Airy Post Office, 6711 Germantown Ave., in coordination with the … more
This pandemic and time of social distancing has drastically altered the typical ways that many children and teens would spend their summer break from school. With limited social engagement … more
High school students all across Philadelphia are preparing to return to classes after a historic summer of masks, social distancing and travel restrictions. Teens have recently learned of their … more
By Chandler Fattah Schools have begun the process of reopening, and it is a back to school season unlike any we have ever seen. No one would have predicted students and teachers being … more
Kim is a licensed clinical social worker, counselor and owner of Amel Counseling and Consulting in Chestnut Hill. She has lived in Mt. Airy for nine years with her family. by Suzanne Cloud According … more
Wyndmoor resident Betsy Wallace on her deck overlooks the home of her neighbor and friend, Ella, who died of ovarian cancer. Ella guided Wallace through her diagnosis and treatment. (Photo by … more
Mt. Airy residents (from left) Jane Wiedmann, Mary Kalyna Deborah Cooper demonstrate to protect the post office from what many believe is meddling by President Donald Trump and his recent Postmaster … more
By Kate Dolan Several updates to Philadelphia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic were announced this week, including the opening of Access Centers to supervise children on digital … more
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